Archive for June 25, 2009

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This is another postcard sent me by a friend on vacation. This was a girl from my church who is the same age as me. She went on to marry Em’s brother.

I don’t know why I blocked out my address, since no one in my family even lives in the state of Florida any more. Just habit I guess. One interesting fact, if you look at the dates, she mailed this on August 3rd, I received it on August 23rd. In fact, I called her and said, “Guess what? I got the postcard you sent me from Spain today.”

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>Tony Peters

>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson visited Kansas today to mark the kickoff of the Obama Administration’s “United We Serve” initiative. Administrator Jackson joined local students to monitor and help clean up the Missouri and Kansas Rivers at Kaw Point Park in Kansas. Students tested mercury levels in fish, measured water quality and used boats to pick up trash along the Rivers’ banks.

United We Serve is President Obama’s summer service initiative. It is a call to all Americans to join a volunteer effort this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America, one community at a time. United We Serve officially starts Monday, June 22, and runs through the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11th.

A new national web site for United We Serve ( lists thousands of opportunities to get involved. There are many ways to get involved including through Adopt Your Watershed where you can work for clean water by joining with local organizations to monitor water quality, restore habitat, build rain gardens, plant trees, or clean up debris.

Visit to find volunteer opportunities in your area, and choose the one that best suits your interests. More information on EPA’s three service programs visit